Phillips at the age of 105.
|Birth:||7 October 1909|
Kingfisher Cnty, Oklahoma, USA
|Age:||110 years, 349 days|
Christine Kruse was born on a farm between Dover and Loyal in Oklahoma, USA, on 7 October 1909. She was the only daughter of John and Katie Kruse and had one older brother. Her father was from Hamburg, Germany, and her mother was from Nebraska, the daughter of Austrian emigrants. Christine spent her childhood in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, on her family's farm.
Phillips married Ralph A. Phillips (1897–1966). In 1946, their only child, a daughter Shirley was born. The Phillips family bought a place near Hennessey and started to run a small farm. Mr. Phillips had heart problems later in life, so they had to sell the farm and move to Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
In 2014, she was interviewed for the "Oklahoma 100 Year Life" (Oklahoma Oral History Research Program).
Phillips currently lives in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, USA, at the age of 110 years, 349 days.